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Object abuse: beyond tools, beyond brands, beyond auratic fetishism. A symposium event\ud \ud
This event will consider a less-explored reading of objects and things, questioning our relation with them and exploring the potential of other forms of address. We suggest that a new intention needs to be employed to interrogate our role in relations with objects; that in object abuse there lies the question of who or what is abused. Does co-presence allow another position, redressing our intentions and interactions – who’s looking at who? Might the animistic gaze reveal objects to be more than tools or resources? Or are we blinded by our fetishes?*\ud